Fiat money is exactly like pornography.....the more you see of it the less value you will place in it.
Does this sound familiar :
At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about " a public debt being a public blessing" ; that the stock representing it was a creation of active capital for the alignment of commerce, manufacturers, and agriculture.
This paradox was well adapted to the minds of believers in dreams....
If the debt which the banking companies owe be a blessing to anybody, it is to themselves alone, who are realizing a solid interest of eight or ten per cent on it.
As to the public, these companies have banished all our gold and silver medium, which, before their institution, we had without interest, which never could have perished in our hands, and would have been our salvation now in the hour of war; instead of which they have given us two hundred million of froth and bubble, on which we are to pay them heavy interest, until it shall vanish into air...
We are warranted, then, in affirming that this parody on the principle of 'a public debt being a public blessing,' and its mutation into the blessing of private instead of public debts, is as ridiculous as the original principle itself.
In both cases, the truth is, that capital may be produced by industry, and accumulated by economy; but jugglers only will propose to create it by legerdemain tricks with paper."
--Thomas Jefferson 1816